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GAME: Trade-in drives 60% of new game sales

More than half of GAME’s customers use trade-ins to fund purchases of new titles, the firm has told MCV. CEO Ian Shepherd revealed the specialist retail giant’s pre-owned offer was a key driver in all sales over the competitive Christmas period. He highlighted trade-in as a real point of difference” …

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Amazon UK enters pre-owned market

Amazon.co.uk has rolled out a trade-in service that allows users to mail in games in exchange for credit. The move comes following a similar pre-owned offering on the US Amazon website. Consumers can currently trade-in Fallout: New Vegas on PS3 for 16.50, Medal of Honor on Xbox 360 for 21, …

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GAME boosts hardware trade-in deals

Both GAME and Gamestation are offering customers and extra 20 per cent on their normal trade-in price for anyone who hands over their old hardware between today (November 26th) and Thursday December 9th. As an example, the retailers will now offer 180 for a 160GB PS3 – until today it …

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Asda defends trade-in offer

Retail behemoth Asda says it had to start selling used games in order to ‘protect its long-term games business.’ The grocer rolled-out pre-owned into 234 UK stores following the launch of FIFA 11 last month, and head of games Andrew Thompson says he and the team have been keeping publishers …

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Pre-owned goes mainstream

Publishers hate it, but punters love it – and now it’s official: pre-owned is everywhere. The number of outlets offering second-hand games and trade-in services has grown by 1,000 stores this year, MCV research has shown. Tesco and Argos have both taken second-hand schemes national in recent months. Meanwhile, MCV …

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Pre-owned margins fall at GAME

GAME Group has stated that it suffered a dip in its pre-owned margins in the 26 weeks ending July 30th. Our pre-owned offer remains the most competitive and widespread on the high street,” chairman Peter Lewis stated. Margins in pre-owned were down by 250 basis points as a result of …

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US: Best Buy rolls out pre-owned

Big-box American retailer Best Buy is to roll out its pre-owned games offer to 600 stores across the US this Sunday (August 29th), it has confirmed. The retailer signalled its intention to make the move in June. To begin with consumers will be able to trade-in their titles for in-store …

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US: Target enters pre-owned sector

American retailer Target is to join the likes of Best Buy, Walmart, 7-Eleven and Toys R Us in offering shoppers the chance to trade in their old games and consoles for in-store credit. Its pre-owned scheme was yesterday debuted in Northern California and is expected to be rolled out to …

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Tesco trade-ins go national

Supermarket giant Tesco has rolled out its pre-owned games offering to stores across the UK. A number of press adverts (pictured) are running in national newspapers which display the trade-in values for used games – and claim that the cost can be redeemed against anything in store. Tesco will pay …

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US: Toys R Us offers hardware trade-ins

Toys R Us in North America had added video game consoles to its pre-owned offer. Consumers can now trade-in hardware at the service desk, and will receive a Toys R Us gift card that can be used at Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores, as well as on …

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